POSTED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:03pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:04pm
More auto recalls this week from two manufacturers who have been there before.
Ford and Honda have announced more problems with some very popular vehicles.
In The Case Of Ford, This Is Another Issue With Two New Models That Are Expected To Be Big Moneymakers For The Blue Oval.
And For Honda, Two Family Haulers Are Being Called Back.
Neither company needed this.
In the case of Ford, the gorgeous new Fusion mid-sized sedan is being recalled for the second time in one week.
This time it’s for faulty headlights that get hazy very quickly. They will be replaced in 90,000 2013 models.
That follows last week’s more significant recall of the Fusion and the new Escape SUV for a cooling malfunction that has caused 12 engine fires. The recall totals 90,000 vehicles.
Ford says there is a software adjustment that will solve the problem.
Meanwhile, on the heels of the Honda CRV recall a couple of months ago, now Honda Pilot SUV’s, Acura MDX SUV’s and Odyssey minivans from the early to mid-2000’s are being recalled because the shift ignition interlock can fail.
The owner may think the truck is in park when it isn’t, and that means it can roll away.
16 rollaway incidents have been recorded and owners said the truck only stopped when it hit something.
There have been two minor injuries.
Honda has had to issue recalls over this same problem dating back to 2002 totaling over 2-million vehicles over the years.
Ford owners have already been notified.
Honda says letters will go out in February.